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Administration

07/31/13 10:26pm

Gutmann signs 'innovation deficit' letter

In a letter published on Wednesday, Penn President Amy Gutmann and 185 other university presidents urged the government to reconsider higher education funding cuts.
07/31/13 10:18pm
The Daily Pennsylvanian sat down with Eve Troutt Powell, whose appointment as the School of Arts & Sciences Associate Dean for Graduate Studies went into effect on July 1.
07/31/13 10:13pm

Former employee sues UPHS over disability

A former employee is suing the University of Pennsylvania Health System for allegedly discriminating against her on the basis of disability, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court last Friday.
07/24/13 11:01pm

Wharton partners with insurance group to research 'flood resilience'

Wharton is partnering with the Zurich Insurance Group to study risk reduction methods that could help reduce the flood damage brought about by hurricanes and tsunamis, among other causes.
07/24/13 10:11pm

Impact of donations to food-related charities illustrated in online guide

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy released a free online guide this week that should help patrons decide where to put their charitable donations. Environment and Vibrant Communities are impact areas identified by the Food Funder Compass.
07/24/13 9:54pm
After two days of negotiations, and 18 months of organizing, workers in Falk Dining Commons in Penn’s Hillel unanimously voted to accept a three-year contract with Bon Appétit Management Company last Friday.
07/17/13 10:23pm
Following the outcry over the not-guilty verdict of George Zimmerman, Penn professor Anthea Butler has created outcry herself over comments calling god “a white racist.”
07/17/13 10:21pm

Gift endows new institute for innovation management

William L. and Phyllis Mack have presented the Wharton School a major gift to permanently endow the Mack Institute for Innovation Management.
07/10/13 10:42pm

Two Wharton professors partner on new social enterprise e-book

“Social Entrepreneurs’ Playbook” will focus on “[doing] more with less” and maximizing the impact of available funds. “The key aspect of this book and social entrepreneurship is to apply the business discipline in the social enterprise,” said co-author James Thompson.
07/10/13 10:38pm

Provost Vincent Price to represent Penn at online education lab

From July 21-23 , Provost Vincent Price will represent Penn at a discussion with other universities’ administrators about the future of online education, including massive online open courses. Penn has seen enrollment of over a million in its Coursera MOOCs.
07/10/13 9:57pm

Pa. budget allocates more funding to Penn programs for 2014

The University’s funding from the state of Pennsylvania will increase slightly for fiscal year 2014, which includes the coming school year. The School of Veterinary Medicine and the Center for Infectious Disease will receive the majority of the funds.
06/18/13 2:35pm
Trustee Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Applied Science and Director of the University of Pennsylvania Nano/Bio Interface Center Dawn Bonnell was appointed Vice Provost for Research today.
06/12/13 11:00am
The University announced Wednesday that Anita Allen, a professor in the Law School, will succeed Lynn Hollen Lees as vice provost for faculty starting July 1.
06/12/13 12:39am

Presidential Term Professor of Chemistry announced

Daniel Mindiola has been appointed the fourth Presidential Term Professor of Chemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences.
06/05/13 6:46pm
The Wharton School announced on June 5 that Georgette Phillips was stepping down from her position as vice dean of Wharton undergraduate programs. Simon and Midge Palley Professor of Management Lori Rosenkopf will take Phillips’ office on July 1.
06/04/13 12:07am

New OSA director named

Katie Bonner, former associate director of student affairs in the Office of Student Affairs, will succeed Hikaru Kozuma as director of the OSA.
05/29/13 10:41pm

Petitioners deliver labor demands to Wharton

A petition from the UniteHere union asked that Wharton’s San Francisco campus stop patronizing le Méridien hotel—the site of a lengthy labor dispute and economic boycott.
05/27/13 10:44pm

Penn Law to receive new criminal justice center

On Tuesday, the Law School announced the establishment of the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, which aims to “catalyze long-term structural improvements to the U.S. criminal justice system” through an “interdisciplinary, data-driven, scientific approach.”
05/22/13 1:32pm

Police are investigating 'indecent acts' in Houston Hall

Indecent acts committed in Houston Hall that involved a Penn lecturer are being investigated by the police.
05/08/13 8:33pm

Campus-wide smoking ban proposed by University Council Committee

On April 24, the University Council Committee on Campus and Community Life presented their annual report to the University Council, which suggested that, “all University of Pennsylvania facilities, buildings, and properties shall be smoke and tobacco free.”